Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe.
Our whole school ethos is founded on Christian vales and we explicitly link our misson statement to our Christian values through our approach to teaching and learning and planning for collective worship. All children will be given the opportunity to develop understanding of Christian faith in practice, plus developing an undersatnding and respect for other faiths and beliefs.
At Corvedale CE Primary School our core values are:
We value friendship as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others, and the good of the community
Develop self-respect, and respect for others. Promote inclusion, and appreciate and value the diversity of people’s circumstances and backgrounds.
Take responsibility for the way we lead our lives; how we use our talents, rights and opportunities.
Maintain a ‘can do’ attitude and aspire to achieve goals.
Show care and concern and exercise goodwill towards others
The other Christian values we focus on through our collective worship and house activities are:
Reverence - Reverence is the proper human response to what is holy and sacred. It is related to awe and respect.
Wisdom - Wisdom is insight into the way life works: a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things.
Thankfulness - Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life.
Humility - The words ‘humility’ and ‘humanity’ are directly linked, both being derived from ‘humus’ - the earth.
Endurance - At its root, endurance is recognition that life is sometimes difficult and painful, and that it is important not to give up in the face of adversity.
Service - Service is not all about restrictions. It is precisely in a life of service that we become most truly free.
Compassion - ‘Compassion’ and ‘sympathy’ have much in common and both are stronger in meaning than simply ‘feeling sorry for’ someone.
Trust - Trust is essential to human life and lies at the heart of all relationships. Trust entails
vulnerability, putting yourself in others’ hands.
Peace - The Hebrew term for peace, ‘shalom’, has a deep and complex meaning. Shalom includes ideas of healing and health, wholeness and well-being. It means harmony, stability and security within a community.
Forgiveness - Forgiveness cannot be given or received unless it is asked for, and the asking must be genuine and from the heart.
Friendship - Friendship is an undisputed value in our society, with children often spending more time with their friends than with family.
Justice - Justice means giving all people - particularly the poor and oppressed - what it is right and fair for them to have: life, health, freedom and dignity.
Hope - Hope generates energy and sustains people through difficult times.
Creation - In Genesis, God gives humans certain rights over his creation. With these rights, come responsibilities. We have been given the earth to look after by God and to hold it in trust for future generations.
Koinonia - Koinonia means ‘that which is in common’ and is often translated as ‘fellowship’ or ‘community’. Other translations might include ‘union’, ‘partnership’, or ‘being yoked together’. A yoke is a shaped piece of wood that goes across the shoulders, often linking two animals. By combining their strength, it helps work to be done and burdens to be carried.